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Politics For Dummies [NOOK Book]

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"Provides useful insights into the often mysterious world of politics."
—The Honorable Evan Bayh, United States Senator from Indiana

Discover how just one vote can make a difference

Politics made simple–from choosing candidates to lobbying for legislation

Confused by caucuses, primaries, and pollsters? Puzzled by the various parties and special interest groups? This fun and easy guide cuts through the political jargon and provides clear ...

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Overview

"Provides useful insights into the often mysterious world of politics."
—The Honorable Evan Bayh, United States Senator from Indiana

Discover how just one vote can make a difference

Politics made simple–from choosing candidates to lobbying for legislation

Confused by caucuses, primaries, and pollsters? Puzzled by the various parties and special interest groups? This fun and easy guide cuts through the political jargon and provides clear up-to-date details about everything from legislation to polls to presidential elections–and explains how you can become a political player yourself.

The Dummies Way

  • Explanations in plain English
  • "Get in, get out" information
  • Icons and other navigational aids
  • Tear-out cheat sheet
  • Top ten lists
  • A dash of humor and fun

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In a fun and friendly way, this guide informs and educates people about the basics of politics by using timely examples from the headlines of today's newspapers and TV news programs to illustrate important political issues, concerns, concepts, procedures, and policies. Real-world analogies help readers understand the vast world of politics in the 1990s. Cartoons.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118053089
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/16/2011
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 220,211
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Ann DeLaney is the first woman to be nominated by a major party as a candidate for lieutenant governor of Indiana. She has also served as commissioner of the Marion Superior Court.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Politics and You.

Chapter 1: It's Politics, Baby!

Chapter 2: The Money versus Vote Analysis.

Part II: Making Your Voice Heard.

Chapter 3: Be a Part of the Solution -
Vote!

Chapter 4: Contributing Your Time or Money.

Chapter 5: Telling Politicians What's on Your Mind.

Chapter 6: Getting Political on the Internet.

Part III: Politics Is a Team Sport.

Chapter 7: Partying with Politics.

Chapter 8: Taking Sides.

Chapter 9: Joining a Special Interest Group.

Part IV: It's All Marketing.

Chapter 10: Harry Handler Meets Carly Candidate.

Chapter 11: Selling the Candidates, Warts and All.

Chapter 12: Truth in Advertising.

Chapter 13: Casting That Vote!

Part V: Let the Campaigns Begin!

Chapter 14: Who Says Talk Is Cheap? (Where Your Contribution Goes).

Chapter 15: For Whom the Campaign Polls.

Chapter 16: Dodging the Issues: What You Can Do.

Chapter 17: Campaigning For Your Vote.

Chapter 18: Negative Campaigning: The Dark Side of Politics.

Chapter 19: The Money Thing: Is Reform Possible?

Part VI: Presidential Politics.

Chapter 20: Throwing Their Hats In the Ring.

Chapter 21: Getting the Party Started: National Party Conventions.

Chapter 22: The Electoral College and the 2000 Presidential Election.

Chapter 23: Some Really Big Shoes: Electing a President.

Part VII: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 24: The Ten Commandments of Modern Politics.

Chapter 25: Ten Things to Teach Your Children About Politics.

Chapter 26: Ten Common Political Mistakes.

Chapter 27: Ten (or so) Quotable Quotes.

Appendix: State Voting Requirements.

Index.
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